Paralyzed Maryland Construction Worker Gets $21.7 Million Jury Verdict.

Over 1,150 people are killed each year in the United States from construction accidents. Construction employment accounts for 6% of all jobs, but accidents at these sites account for 20% of all workplace injuries. In Massachusetts, people are injured in construction site accidents every day. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries while at a construction site, you may be able to receive compensation for these injuries from those who are responsible. Call the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates today at 617-787-3700 or email us at for a free consultation regarding your case. Your needs are our top priority!

Hugo Hernandez Palomino was electrocuted while working atop scaffolding at a construction site. He was an employee of V&T Builders, a subcontractor for Pepco. Workers doing other tasks assured Mr. Palomino that the transformer was de-energized and was turned off; however, it was not.

Mr. Palomino was atop the scaffolding at the Pepco site in Maryland on May 6, 2013. While working, he was hit by a transformer. The impact sent him eight feet into the air and he landed on the concrete ground.

Mr. Palomino snapped his spine from the fall. He is now paralyzed from the neck down. Additionally, he suffered third-degree burns due to the electric shock.

Mr. Palomino sued Pepco for negligence. The lawsuit did not list his employer, V&T Builders as a defendant.

A Maryland jury decided to award Mr. Palomino $35.9 million for economic and non-economic damages. This figure was reduced to $21.7 million, however, due to the fact that Maryland law caps non-economic damages at $770,000. The jury’s award includes past and future lost wages and past and future medical care.

If you or a loved one have been injured at a construction site, you need to call the expert construction site injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates now at 617-787-3700. You may be able to receive compensation from those who are responsible for your injuries.

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